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Environmental Science: the science of oil spill recovery

from Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Students will:
• Explore different methods for cleaning up a marine oil spill
• Explain how the Deep Water Horizon Oil spill happened and how it was cleaned up.
• How a marine spill and land spill compare and contrast.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

Note: International shipping is a $30 fee. Please schedule a month in advance for shipping outside of the U.S.


45 minutes to 1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Primary Disciplines

Industrial Technology, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

We will not charge for programs cancelled to snow days or school emergencies.

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, OH
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site Sunwatch Archaeological Park provide interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Robin Ramsey

Program Details


·What an oil spill is
·Oil extraction
·What crude oil is and where it is found
·What the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is
·How and when it happened
·The science behind platform blowout
·The steps taken to try to stop the oil from spilling or leaking.
·Then the students create an oil spill and try various guided steps to recover the oil. Hands on portion.
· Briefly compare a marine oil spill to one on land and how it was cleaned up.
·If available, students will see a live salamander and how it was involved in an oil spill.


The participants will:
Examine the scientific method in a real world context
Compare the advantages of various clean up techniques.
Engage in a discussion about energy and the oil industry.

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